#CelebrityCrush- Sir The Baptist (@sirthebaptist)

Good Morning my babies! It’s Monday and per usual, our day to highlight who hot and talented in the wonderful world of Entertainment. Today’s crush is probably best known for his singles ‘Raise Hell’ and ‘(Creflo) Almighty Dollar‘ and just recently we got wind that he’s now boo’d up with our big sister Brandy.

Sir the Baptist is this week’s #CelebrityCrush.

 

Sir the Baptist is an upcoming rapper who infuses a lot of gospel, jazz, and pop into his tracks. His story is definitely one of empowerment –  before making it to the mainstream, Sir the Baptist was a homeless Lyft driver honing his craft with a desire to make it. Prior to his music career, Stokes worked at a Chicago advertising agency as a Director of Digital Marketing. Sir would often work alongside music legend Rodney Jerkins on campaigns for major brands.

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Props! Colin Kaepernick’s (@Kaepernick7) Uniform to Be Placed in Smithsonian Museum of African-American History & Culture!

Charlotte, NC - September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN)

2017 has definitely been a hard year for Colin Kaepernick as he currently has not been signed to any NFL team.

Most of this is due to the controversy surrounding his stance against police brutality and other crimes committed against American-Americans;  when he protested by refusing to stand during the National Anthem at games. Since then, the quarterback has seemingly been blackballed from professional football. However, that will not stop him from being recognized by the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History and Culture (SMOAAHC)!

via Baller Alert

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The Smithsonian, which opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture in September 2016, will be adding some vital pieces of sports history. According to Dr. Harry Edwards, 49ers psychologist, several pieces of memorabilia from Kaep have been sent off to the museum.

“I said, ‘Don’t wait 50 years to try to get some memorabilia and so forth on Kaepernick,’ ” Edwards told USA TODAY Sports. “ ‘Let me give you a game jersey, some shoes, a picture … And it should be put right there alongside Muhammad Ali. He’s this generation’s Ali.’ ”

The items were sent off immediately but are not yet on display. Expect them to be included in the museum within the next year or two, according to the Smithsonian’s curator of sports, Damion Thomas.

Colin’s protest will definitely go down as a part of Black History. His blackballing from the NFL still has not stopped him from fighting the good fight and donating his time, money, and energy to charitable causes and movements. We personally feel as though there should be a protest of the NFL. This organization is mostly African-American, and yet they have an issue when one of their Black players protests the murder of his people. Yeah it is says a lot. Chin up though Colin, we are with you all the way!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] Web Star & Dream Boy! Desmond Fletcher (@Solostart247) Keeps It Real!

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About Him: Freshman Year continues to make waves with new, riveting content as we now follow Damien (Brandon Karson) and Kendall (Rahim Brazil) into college. Thus far the series has granted us some very funny moments and some so hot you will sweat like you are in a sauna! Still  there is much more to this popular series than just Damien and Kendall.

Hearts are swooning and lips are licking all thanks to one popular web star, Desmond Fletcher!

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The cast of “About Him freshman year (l-r) Rocc, Darren Johnson, Brandon Karson, Rahim Brazil, and Desmond Fletcher

Desmond, as you may already know, is one of the most versatile and recognized web stars currently thanks to his appearance in a number of series. We first saw him on Tyson Anthony’s Pharm: The Series as a drug dealing escort, then Raising Eli as an aspiring actor with no real  motivation, and now as a church boy coming to terms with his sexuality in About Him: Freshman Year.

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‘Real Housewives of Potomac Star, Karen Huger (@KARENHUGER), Says Surviving Sexual Assault Left Her ‘Empowered’!

 

Karen Huger Speaks Out on Being Date Raped at 19 Years Old!

Karen Huger, who is the star of the reality series, ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ is speaking publicly for the first time about being date-raped at 19-years-old.

 Via Page Six:

Karen Huger of 'Real Housewives of Potomac' speaks out on being date raped as a teen.Karen Huger

“I was raped almost 35 years ago,” Huger revealed to Page Six, and she is now fighting against what she calls an “alarming” suicide rate among sexual assault victims. “The fact that I survived is part of my reality and I’m hoping that message resonates with the viewers,” she said. In what she describes as “a typical date that went totally off the rails,” the mom of two, now 54, isn’t hiding what happened to her, she’s vocalizing it on national television with a purpose.

“I am put in a very wonderful position to show that when adversity comes your way it doesn’t stop you, it can propel you,” she said of her platform as a Bravo fixture. “It is my responsibility to be real. I have no shame and I carry no burden because of what happened.”

 

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Karen Huger speaks out on being Date Raped at 19 years old.

 However, the name of her attacker is something she chooses not to disclose.  “I will never reveal his name, he has passed on,” she explained. “[But] I can say he was a public figure.”

“If he were alive today it might be a different story,” she said. “I’d like to have it out with him. But I forgave him a long time ago, that is why I lead I life I do today, forgiveness is a part of it.” Huger’s story will be told on Sunday night’s “RHOP” episode where Bravo cameras rolled as she received the ambassador award from Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment (PAVE), a non-profit organization that works to prevent sexual violence through education. She has worked with the group for three years, and said she “knew she needed to be a part of it” after attending a fundraiser that focused on teaching consent to middle school and high school students.

“For me personally as a survivor, I felt I had the responsibility to do whatever I could do to prevent another child from choosing death to end their suffering,” she explained. “If hearing my story could save one life it is well worth it, and I will do it again and again.”

Other PAVE honorees in past years have included Lady Gaga and Dr. Jill Biden. Huger was honored along with CNN’s Don Lemon in 2016.

 “I’m humbled for my name to be spoken in the same sentence,” she said “We’re champions of shattering the silence of sexual abuse,” she said, referring to the fact that many sexual assaults — like her own — go unreported.

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[RECAP] 2017 Billboard Music Awards!

Award season is still going strong.

The latest gathering of celebrities on the red carpet occurred tonight at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

All the glamorous celebrities came from near and far to the T-Mobile Areana in Las Vegas. The show was hosted by rapper/actor Luda along with singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens. The evening turned out to be a night to remember.

rapper/actor Luda

Courtesy: Google Images

The star-studded night was kicked off by a 9 minute performance by Nicki Minaj that included guest appearances from Lil Wayne and Jason DeRulo. Ex-Fifht Harmony member, Camila Cabello, performed for the first time ever as a solo act. Singer Miley Cyrus debuted her new serious side by singing her new single “Malibu”. While singer Ed Sheeran performed from Santiago, Chile. Other performers of the night included Chain Smokers, Julia Michaels, Lorde, Sam Hunt, Celine Dion, Cher, and Bruno Mars.

Singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens

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“Devon Carter” is Back! Johnathan McDaniel (@liljsback) Reprises His Role on Disney’s “Raven’s Home!”

Raven’s Home, the highly anticipated sequel series to Disney’s That’s So Raven is nearly here! July 21st marks the series premiere and we could not be happier–well until now! News has rolled in that another cast member from the original series–NOT Orlando Brown–is reprising their role in their new series.

Yep, the original series’ resident hottie,  Jonathan McDaniel, is returning as “Devon Carter” in Raven’s Home!

via Love B. Scott & E!

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Jonathan McDaniel as “Devon Carter” in Disney’s “Raven’s Home”

Jonathan McDaniel will be reprising the role of Devon Carter, Raven’s boyfriend in ‘That’s So Raven’ seasons two-four. As the new story goes, Raven and Devon got married and had two kids together…and now they’re divorced.

In the new series, viewers will see Raven and her BFF Chelsea (Anneliese van der Pol) as divorced single mothers, raising their children together in the same chaotic household. And it looks like Raven’s ability to see the future is genetic, as one of her 11-year-old twins Booker (Issac Ryan Brown) has the same ability.

Raven’s other twin, Nia, will be played by Navia Robinson, while Jason Maybaum will take on the role of Chelsea’s son Levi, and Sky Katz will be playing Tess, Booker and Nia’s best friend and neighbor.

E! News was on set for Jonathan McDaniel’s Raven’s Home debut, so tune in tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. for an exclusive interview with Raven and Jonathan, as well as an exclusive first look at the Disney Channel series’ set.

That’s So Raven fans will remember Devon as Raven’s longtime crush-turned-BF, who she remained in a relationship with after he moved to Seattle. He often returned and paid Raven a visit when his father would come to San Francisco for business trips.

“There is only one Raven—and for over 25 years, she has blessed audiences around the world with the greatest gift of all—the pure, unadulterated joy of laugh-out-loud funny. After being a part of over 20 different Disney projects, we are thrilled to be bringing Raven home to Disney Channel once again,” Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer of Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement when the sequel series was announced.

We cannot wait for Raven’s Home  to debut. We just wonder what split Raven and Devon up? The series definitely has to explore that. Either way we are just ready to see the old (minus Orlando) and new cast all together!

Written By: Michael  “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[VIDEO] In Case You Missed It! The CW (@TheCW) Releases Trailer for “Dynasty” Reboot!

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2017 is definitely shaping up to be the year of television series’ reboots.

It looks like The CW has followed suit and has finally released a trailer for its Dynasty reboot!

As you may recall Dynasty was a hit series back in the early eighties, starring amazing actors like Diane Carroll, Joan Collins, and Linda Evans. The series ended in 1989 after nearly 220 episodes. Now, the series has been rebooted with a new cast consisting of  Grant Show as Blake CarringtonNathalie Kelley as Cristal FloresElizabeth Gillies as Fallon CarringtonJames Mackay as Steven CarringtonAlan Dale as Joseph AndersSam Adegoke as Jeff Colby,  Robert Christopher Riley as Michael Culhane and  Rafael de La Fuente as Sam Flores

If the cast does not pique your interest then this synopsis will:

via The Hollywood Reporter

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“The Rolls Royce of all primetime soaps, returns in a modernized reboot that follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class. In an age where dynasties appear everywhere — from reality TV to the polling booths — this epic drama features the one percent in all its glitz and gloss, while exposing the dark underbelly: a corrupt world built on backroom deals, betrayal, and, in some cases, murder.”

We are super happy to see that Dynasty has  made its way back to  television. We really hope it is a hit and our friend to the site, Rob Riley is in it! Let’s all make sure we tune in as we definitely don’t want it to go the way of the Dallas reboot! Check out the trailer below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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